Lancaster County 4-H named Jen and Jesse Metcalf of Lincoln as co-winners of the June Heart of 4-H Award in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.
The Metcalfs have volunteered for 4-H about eight years, assisting with the 4-H rabbit show at the Lancaster County Super Fair, which consists of 11 events spanning three days. They also help at the annual spring rabbit show and with the South Prairie 4-H Rabbit Club.
Jen is currently the leader of the South Prairie Club. Jesse is a former leader of the club and serves on the Lancaster County 4-H Rabbit Volunteers in Program Service (VIPS) committee.
“I like watching the kids get excited and learn new things about rabbits," says Jen. "My favorite experience as a 4-H volunteer is being at the Lancaster County Super Fair.”
Adds Jesse: “I like working with other adults who are passionate about 4-H and about helping youth. I like helping others while learning new things myself.”